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Fundamentals of Correctional Practices (Part-time)

Credential:
Certificate of Achievement
Program Code:
1420
School:
Continuing Education

About the Program

The Fundamentals of Correctional Practice Certificate of Achievement, focuses on the laws relating to corrections, inmates and young offenders. This professional development program is for a range of learners, including those working in fields such as private security, who would like to expand into the provincial or federal corrections system. It is also beneficial to those working in the correctional system without any formal training who are seeking to expand their roles. This program may also appeal to individuals who would like to work or volunteer in a corrections program, women's shelter, or youth facility. Students will develop an awareness and an appreciation of issues specific to working with unique client groups in the community and justice services. A historical overview of the corrections system combined with research in current issues and emerging trends will enable students to understand essential duties and challenges of correctional practices. Correctional strategies such as probation, parole, electronic monitoring and boot camps and their perceived levels of effectiveness will be discussed.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.

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Graduate Opportunities

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Program Courses

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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
OLRN1171 Criminology
Description: Criminology seeks to understand the underpinnings of criminal and deviant behaviour. Students examine this behaviour through sociological, biological and psychological perspectives. Students apply this knowledge in critical examination of Canadian and global crimes and statistics. A contemporary look at victimology and restorative justice is also provided.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Closed
OLRN1314 Canadian Criminal Justice System
Description: Today's law enforcement professionals must be able to apply the laws of Canada and those of the provinces. Therefore, students require more than a basic understanding of the Canadian justice system and how it applies to the field of law enforcement. In this course, students acquire foundational knowledge and skills related to the development, structure and practical operation of the Canadian criminal justice system. The course is geared towards students who will become practitioners in the criminal justice field and will require knowledge of their role in relation to the justice process as a whole. Throughout the course, students will have an opportunity to critically analyze the various components of the justice system, as well as examine the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the system.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
OLRN1316 Correctional Practice
Description: Essential institutional security duties are described and practiced in this course. These include duties related to key control, institutional counts, post-security, personal and area searches, inmate escorts, inmate movement control, inmate segregation, control of contraband, admitting and discharge, visits and correspondence, inventory control, transportation and medications. Students are introduced to the techniques involved in writing security reports that meet institutional standards.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
OLRN1317 Safe and Secure Environments
Description: Learners develop an understanding of the legal parameters of correctional operations, the organizational framework of federal and provincial correctional services, and an overview of staffing models and responsibilities in secure environments. Designed as an introductory course, a knowledge foundation for subsequent application of static and dynamic security skills is established.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details
OLRN1357 Penology
Description: This course provides an historical overview of corrections leading to the present penal system with focus on the prevailing ideologies and practices of the day. We also examine the effectiveness of various correctional strategies such as probation, parole, electronic monitoring, and boot camps. Federal correctional facilities are visited within the context of this course.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:
Details

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Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Program Contact

Jonathon Plumbtree, jplumbtree@conestogac.on.ca, (519) 748-5220 ext. 2316

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